Garageband Projects



How To Share Your Garageband iOS Projects You’ve spent hours writing, practicing, recording and putting the final touches to your latest Garageband masterpiece – what now? Garageband’s built in sharing options make it incredibly easy to upload your latest musical creations to a variety of popular social media and streaming sites.

Tutorial 9: Sharing Your Projects

After you create your project in GarageBand, you can
share your music in several ways.

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You can send projects to other iLife applications, such as iTunes, iWeb, and iDVD, or
export them to disk. You can also burn a song to a CD.

Sharing Music Projects

You can send a music project to an iTunes playlist. In iTunes, you can listen to the song,
download it to an iPod, or burn the playlist to a CD.

To send a song to an iTunes playlist:

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Choose Share > “Send Song to iTunes.”

You can set the name of the iTunes playlist to which files will be exported, and set the
name of the album and composer, in the Export pane of GarageBand preferences.

You can also send a single track, or a group of tracks, to an iTunes playlist. To send a
single track, solo the track (or mute all other tracks) before sending the song to iTunes.
To send a group of tracks, solo the tracks (or mute all other tracks) before sending the
song to iTunes.

To export a song as an audio file:

1

Choose Share > “Export Song to Disk.”

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In the Export dialog, click Export.

When you export a song to disk, by default the song is exported as a compressed AAC
audio file. You can change the compression settings to export a song as a compressed
MP3 file or an uncompressed AIFF file. You can also change the audio quality of the
exported file.

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To change the compression settings:

1

In the Share dialog, choose the type of compressed file you want to export.

2

To export the file as an uncompressed AIFF file, deselect the Compress checkbox.

3

Click Export.

To change the audio quality of the exported file:

1

Choose the audio quality you want from the Audio Settings pop-up menu.

When you choose a new setting, a brief description of its intended use appears below
the menu.

2

Click Export.

You can also burn a single song to a recordable audio CD.

To burn a song to a CD:

1

Insert a blank recordable CD in your computer’s optical drive.

2

Choose Share > “Burn Song to CD. “

The Burn dialog appears.

3

To choose additional settings, click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the Burn
dialog.

4

When you’re ready, click Burn.

The song is burned to the CD.

Only one song can be burned to a CD using the “Burn Song to CD” menu command. To
burn multiple songs to a CD, send the songs to an iTunes playlist, and then burn the
playlist to a CD in iTunes.

Sharing Podcasts

You can share audio and enhanced podcast episodes in several ways. When you share
or export a podcast, you must choose AAC Encoder from the Compress Using pop-up
menu to share or export the podcast as an enhanced podcast.

To send a podcast to iWeb:

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Choose Share > “Send Podcast to iWeb.”

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When you send a podcast to iWeb, you can use iWeb to publish it on the Internet.

To send a podcast to an iTunes playlist:

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Choose Share > “Send Podcast to iTunes.”

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To export a podcast to disk:

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Choose Share > “Export Podcast to Disk.”

When you export a podcast, it is exported as a compressed file. You can change the
compression and audio quality settings in the Share dialog.

Note: The choices in the Audio Settings menu are different for podcasts than for songs.

To burn a podcast to a CD:

1

Insert a blank recordable CD in your computer’s optical drive.

2

Choose Share > “Burn Song to CD.”

The Burn dialog appears.

3

To choose additional settings, click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the Burn
dialog.

4

When you’re ready, click Burn.

The podcast is burned to the CD.

Sharing Video Podcasts

There are several ways you can share video podcasts and other projects containing
movies or video. You can send a project containing both video and audio to iDVD, and
then burn it to a DVD disc. Viewers watching the DVD can use the chapter markers in
the project to move to different parts of the movie. URLs and URL titles do not appear
in the movie on DVD.

To send a movie to iDVD:

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Choose Share > “Send Movie to iDVD.”

Note: When you send a project to iDVD, no video compression is applied to the
project. In most cases, you’ll want to make these changes in iDVD.

You can send a video podcast to iWeb, and publish it on the Internet. When subscribers
view the video podcast, they can click a URL to have the associated webpage appear in
their web browser, and choose specific chapters to view. You send a video podcast to
iWeb in just the same way as an audio podcast.

You can also export a project containing a video as a QuickTime movie (.mov). When
you export a project as a movie, the exported movie includes both the video and the
soundtrack you created in GarageBand. The video’s audio is also included unless the
Video Sound track is muted when you export the movie.

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To export a project as a QuickTime movie:

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Choose Share > “Export Movie to Disk.”

The project is exported using the current movie compression settings. Movie
compression settings compress both the video and audio in the exported movie. You
can change the compression settings to suit how you want to use the exported movie.
Compression settings are stored as part of the GarageBand project until you change
them while the project is open.

To choose the video compression settings:

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In the Export dialog, choose the settings you want to use from the Video Settings pop-
up menu.

When you choose a new setting, a brief description of its intended use appears below
the menu.

To burn a movie’s audio track to a CD:

1

Insert a blank recordable CD in your computer’s optical drive.

2

Choose Share > “Burn Song to CD.”

The Burn dialog appears.

3

To choose additional settings, click the triangle in the upper-right corner of the Burn
dialog.

4

When you’re ready, click Burn.

The audio track of the movie is burned onto the CD.

Exporting Projects at the Optimum Loudness

You can have GarageBand export projects at the optimum loudness; that is, at the
highest volume level possible without adding distortion. Setting a project to the
optimum volume level is called auto-normalizing.

To export projects at the optimum volume level:

1

Choose GarageBand > Preferences, then click Advanced.

2

Select the Auto Normalize checkbox.

The Auto Normalize feature does not affect the volume level when you play the project
in GarageBand. It affects the volume level only when you export the project.





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